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Will Sandy Alderson match Frank Cashen in talent acquisition?

One of the things we’ve talked about a lot recently is how one of the primary functions of a general manager is talent accumulation. Frank Cashen is held up as the best GM in club history and there’s little doubt he did a tremendous job in adding talent to the organization. Sandy Alderson is trying to follow a similar blueprint. How does Alderson compare to Cashen in this...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For the New York Mets, perceived silence is golden

Much to the dismay of most fans, the Winter Meetings came and went with no major moves made by the New York Mets. Instead, it was defined by a series of small moves that spoke volumes as to the direction that the team and GM Sandy Alderson wants to go in. The perception of failure to pull the trigger on a major trade that would land a shortsstop lends to the theory that the team...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Explains Why He Targeted Mayberry Jr.

At the Mets holiday party on Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson explained why he targeted John Mayberry Jr. for the team. With the quotes courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Rubin, here’s what he said. “We weren’t very good against left-handed pitching last year,” Alderson said. “I think we had one of the lowest OPS numbers in the National League, if not the entire game....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Bid On Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang

Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang posted on Monday, according to his agent, Alan Nero. This morning at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters the Mets were unlikely to bid on the 27 year old power hitting infielder. The bidding for Lang is expected to be between $2-10 million dollars, with a contract ranging anywhere between $25 and $30 million for three years. In...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings foreshadow a low-key offseason for Mets

The Winter Meetings this past week in San Diego stimulated a whirlwind of roster activity across MLB, but for the Mets…not so much.  Besides yesterday’s signing of veteran outfielder John Mayberry, nothing transpired from the discussions engaged by GM Sandy Alderson.  He hinted at exploring all possibilities of roster improvement, including the shortstop position and another...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Mets Be Players For Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang?

One of the things we learned in San Diego this week was that the Mets are taking a real hard look at Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang, or so they say. Sandy Alderson told reporters that he and his staff are considering placing a bid on Kang as soon as he’s posted and cleared by MLB. When you couple that with something else Alderson said on Tuesday, it makes you wonder if there is...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, team friendly options to build a trade around. But...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Sandy Alderson make any moves?

In the past, Sandy Alderson has not made too many big splash moves to help the major league team. Most of the trades so far have involved selling off pieces of the Mets for prospects, which has worked out for the Mets as they are coming up through the system and making an impact on the big league club. The only big free agent contract he has handed out was to Curtis Granderson...
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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